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Spring Open House and Sale

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Shetland Wool Week with Sarah Jane: Part Three of Three

After stops in Iceland, England, and the Orkneys, Sarah boarded the ferry that would take her to the Shetland Islands and Shetland Wool Week. Shetland Wool Week is a festival celebrating Britain’s most northerly native sheep. Shetland sheep were likely … Continue reading

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Shetland Wool Week with Sarah Jane: Part One of Three

Our very own Sarah Jane Humke is a skilled spinner and knitter with a love of all things lace. She is also a sheep aficionado, an interest that was strengthened during the several years she lived in England. While there, … Continue reading

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Using Space-Dyed Yarn

We all love our beautiful space-dyed yarns, whether we dye them ourselves or buy them at our local yarn shop. Sometimes one of those beautiful colors accumulates in one spot, which is not so beautiful. This is called pooling or … Continue reading

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October 2015 Program–Sock It To Me?

The focus of the October program was socks. Topics discussed were spinning sock yarn, choosing sock yarn, and knitting socks. Sarah Humke led the discussion about spinning sock yarn. Her important points are listed below: Choose a fiber that is … Continue reading

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The Woolery Guild Rewards Program

The Northeast Iowa Weavers and Spinners Guild is now participating in the Woolery Guild Cash Reward program. Shoppers can support our guild each time they shop the Woolery using the link from our page. The link takes you to the … Continue reading

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May Meeting

The highlights of our last meeting of the year were the Virginia Olson Competition and the election of officers. The theme for the Virginia Olson categories was Fifty Shades. The weaving, spinning and other fiber process categories were completed in … Continue reading

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